March 20, 2013
OCC Kicks Off Baseball Season with Beer and Wine Pairing Dinner

Oakland Community College’s Culinary Studies Institute (CSI) promises a home run with its “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” evening of beer and baseball – a celebration of the Great American Pastimes’ opening day, scheduled for Thursday, April 4 at the college’s Orchard Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills.


The beer-pairing dinner will feature an All-American cuisine paired with local microbrews.  Signature cocktails, wines and specialty cocktails will be offered at a cash bar during the cocktail hour.


Dinner will consist of strolling All-American springtime cuisine, supplemented by a variety of beers designed to enhance the food prepared by the OCC Culinary Program’s Buffet and Banquets class.


“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” begins at 6 pm in the third floor dining room of the Orchard Ridge Campus’ J Building.  The admission price has been lowered to $25 per person, and reservations are required.  The deadline for purchasing tickets is Thursday, March 28.


To order tickets visit the CSI website at  Click “Dine With Us” on the left side of the website and download the order form.


Please mail the completed order form to:


Oakland Community College

27055 Orchard Lake Road

Room, J137

Farmington Hills, MI  48334


Order forms may also be faxed to 248.522.3706.


For questions, call the culinary office at 248.522.3700.


The OCC Culinary Studies Institute is Michigan’s premier hospitality school.  The largest of the Institute’s programs, Culinary Arts, gives students a combination of classroom and hands-on experience.  In addition to extensive time in the kitchen labs cooking and baking, students learn specialties such as ice carving and wine and spirits.  Students participate in such special events as the Wassail Feast, and also operate the Ridgewood Café, the program’s restaurant located at the Orchard Ridge Campus.


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